Thursday, December 18, 2008


ABRACADABRA: A Literacy Resource

ABRACADABRA is an interactive computer tool designed for use in Canadian primary schools. This web-based software was designed by CSLP (The Center for The Study of learning and Performance ).It is meant to aid beginning readers of English.

It covers all literacy skills :

  • Sound,letter and words ( alphabetics)

  • Reading fluency

  • Comprehension

  • Writing

Research studies have indicated that ABRACADBRA could be a useful tool to help second language learners as well as struggling readers

Most Turkish children study English at school, so ABRACADBRA might be a useful programme to try out with your child to help with their language learning at home.Remember that generally if your child has dyslexia they will often experience difficulty in learning foreign languages.They often encounter problems with English because the syllable structure is complex and correspondence between letters and sounds is inconsistent.As a result they will generally find it very hard to read in English.

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